Transforming Your Life: The Process of Conversion
Transforming Your Life: The Process of Conversion
¬ Introduction
¬ Who Are God's 'Called, Chosen and Faithful' People?
¬ What Must I Do?
¬ Praying for a Right Spirit and New Attitude
¬ Why We Must Change Our Way of Thinking
¬ What Is Sin?
¬ What's Wrong With Our Human Nature?
¬ What's So Bad About Sin?
¬ Must We Obey God's Commandments?
¬ Why Be Baptized?
¬ How Baptism's Meaning and Method Are Related
¬ We Must Count the Cost
¬ The Holy Spirit: God's Transforming Power
¬ Why Can't Theologians Explain the Trinity Doctrine?
¬ Is the Holy Spirit a Person?
¬ A High Priest Eager to Help Us
¬ Growing to Spiritual Maturity
¬ Why Bible Study Is Necessary for Spiritual Growth
¬ How to Stir Up God's Spirit
¬ The Prayer God Will Hear
   
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Transforming Your Life: The Process of Conversion
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A High Priest Eager to Help Us

The key to solving the problem of sin is the help we receive through Jesus Christ. Jesus was born not only to make possible forgiveness of the past, but to help us conquer the strongholds of sin, the entrenched habits that are so difficult to dislodge from our lives. He is our merciful High Priest in heaven (Hebrews 2:17-18; 8:1-2; 9:11-14; 10:19-23), interceding with the Father on our behalf (Romans 8:34).

As John explained: "If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9, NRSV).

Jesus is ever ready to help us gain the victory over sin: "And this is the victory that has overcome the world -our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?" (1 John 5:4-5).

The apostle John, while acknowledging our human weaknesses, encourages us not to give in to sin.
"I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world" (1 John 2:1-2, NRSV).

This gives us every reason for encouragement in our daily struggle against sin. After all, Christ has experienced the same temptations and fully understands our plight. "For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need" (Hebrews 4:15-16, NRSV).

How do we get that help? Jesus answers: "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened" (Matthew 7:7-8).


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